Gibson Custom B.B. King Lucille Legacy ES-355 Electric Guitar (with Case)

Gibson pays tribute to the blues king with this impeccable version of Lucille. A transparent ebony finish adorns the semi-hollow 3-ply maple and poplar body.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Semi-hollow body Enhances sustain, more open tone and feel
Gibson Custombucker pickups Gibson's modern recreation of classic PAF pickups
6-position Varitone Adjust voicing from full & fat to narrow & biting
TP-6 tailpiece Increased sustain and tuning stability

The legendary Gibson B.B. King Lucille Legacy returns to the Custom Shop ES lineup as a core Artist model. Lucille features all of the high-end appointments that are fit for a King. Highlights include gold hardware, including a gold "B.B. King" engraved truss rod cover and a TP-6 tailpiece with fine tuners. A "Lucille" mother of pearl inlay adorns the headstock, and the ebony fretboard features split block mother of pearl inlays. A mono Varitone switch, along with four audio taper CTS potentiometers and paper-in-oil Bumblebee capacitors, are paired to Gibson Custombucker humbucking pickups. The legendary semi-hollowbody design remains, but the f-holes are gone, in keeping with B.B. King's personal preferences. The top, back, and sides of the body feature stunning figured maple veneer, which is visible through the Transparent Ebony nitrocellulose lacquer finish, making Lucille a very special guitar that's fit for blues royalty.

- Body Shape: ES-355
- Material: 3-Ply Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Back & Sides: 3-Ply Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Top: 3-Ply Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Binding: 7-ply Top, 3-ply Back, 5-ply Headstock, Single ply Fretboard
- Neck: Mahogany
- Profile: SlimTaper
- Nut Width: 1.687" / 42.85mm
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
- Number of Frets: 22
- Nut: Corian
- Inlay: Mother of Pearl Split Block
- Bridge: ABR-1
- Tailpiece: TP-6 with Fine Tuners
- Knobs: Black Top Hats; Varitone: Black Chicken Head
- Tuners: Grover Tulip
- Plating: Gold
- Neck Pickup: Custombucker
- Bridge Pickup: Custombucker
- Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 6 position Mono Varitone Switch, 500K CTS Audio-Taper Potentiometers, Paper in Oil Bumblebee Capacitors, Hand-Wired Harness
- Case: Custom Shop Hardshell
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Transparent Ebony
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 21 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BBES355LLTEBGH1

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

Transparent Ebony

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